Article posted on Monday, May, 20th, 2013
Article posted on Monday, November, 12th, 2012
AFTER giving a speech at a business conference in London a young analyst chatted with investment executives in the audience, then followed two of them to a nearby hotel lobby. Over glasses of Chablis the executives raved about their company’s worldwide network of extravagantly decorated offices and their fat annual bonuses. Then they offered the analyst a job. What surprised him was not their interest, nor the chunky salary, but the place where they wanted him to help invest their millions: west Africa, the most backward part of a poor continent.
Article posted on Friday, October, 12th, 2012
Article posted on Thursday, October, 11th, 2012
Konza is set to be one of the most successful cities in Africa, competing economically and culturally with the best cities in the world. This site offers all the information and insight you need to fully appreciate and take full advantage of Konza’s phenomenal growth. Find out why some of the world’s most successful companies, the most talented people and major international investors plan to come to Konza. The masterplan for the 2,000 hectare city is based on successful new town projects around the world put together by an international team of experts, drawing on best practice from places such as the UK, China and Brazil to ensure global competitiveness.
Article posted on Saturday, September, 8th, 2012
The mission of ’Greentech for Africa’ is to create a platform for Swedish businesses within renewable energy or having energy saving solutions with an interest in investing or partaking in business generating renewable energy initiatives in East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda).
Our vision is to have five Swedish companies are already doing business in the region. The Greentech for Africa project intends to initially showcase the rising energy needs in Kenya and Rwanda and in turn working on bridging these needs through business generating ideas.
Article posted on Friday, September, 7th, 2012
Save the date 12. October: the Norwegian-African Business Summit is an unmissable event for decision makers in companies with international ambitions, people in charge of M&A, investors interested in the world’s most exciting emerging markets and business people keen to learn more about the opportunities in African markets. Parallell seminars on oil and gas, renewable energy, finance and consumer/industry. More information and confirmed speakers will be made available soon. To read more, click here.
Article posted on Wednesday, May, 16th, 2012
There is hope in Somalia. An influx of African Union troops has pushed insurgents out of Mogadishu and representatives from the country’s clans are meeting to discuss the formation of a new government and draft constitution. With sustained peace on the horizon, the Somali diaspora is returning home and starting businesses. International investors are exploring opportunities and the first Somali bank has now opened.
While the stability remains fragile, Somalis are optimistic that a turning point has been reached after 21 years of conflict, and we are witnessing the rebirth of Mogadishu.
The video stream will be available on this page beginning 2pm Somalia time, 1pm European time, 12pm London time, and 7am New York time on May 17. Mark your calendars.
Article posted on Tuesday, March, 6th, 2012
On Thursday 26th of April 2012, SWEACC arranges a seminar in cooperation with Sida in Stockholm. The demand for sustainable energy in East Africa is great. The climate change is serious and is threating the conditions for life on earth. All environmentally friendly and renewable kinds of energy sources are important for both rural areas and cities. Also very important are different ways of producing and distributing electrical power. In order to get entrepreneurs from Sweden to make contributions to energy development in East Africa, they must learn how to earn money from their investments. The participants will listen to speakers who know about these matters. We will also have workshops concerning the different ways of delivering power.